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Henry's Freedom Box

By Ellen Levine

A stirring, dramatic story of a slave who mails himself to freedom by a Jane Addams Peace Award-winning author and a Coretta Scott King Award-winning artist.

Henry Brown doesn't know how old he is. Nobody keeps records of slaves' birthdays. All the time he dreams about freedom, but that dream seems farther away than ever when he is torn from his family and put to work in a warehouse. Henry grows up and marries, but he is again devastated when his family is sold at the slave market. Then one day, as he lifts a crate at the warehouse, he knows exactly what he must do: He will mail himself to the North. After an arduous journey in the crate, Henry finally has a birthday -- his first day of freedom.

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ISBN

043977733X


Format: Book
Author: Levine, Ellen
Summary: A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.
Title: Henry's freedom box / by Ellen Levine ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
Publisher Date: New York : Scholastic Press, c2007.
Subject: Brown, Henry Box, b. 1816 -- Juvenile fiction. Slavery -- Juvenile fiction African Americans -- Juvenile fiction Underground Railroad -- Juvenile fiction
Isbn: 043977733X (reinforced) 9780439777339 (reinforced)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 19
System Items Total: 24
Call Number: C Levine
Oclc: 65207060
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Bib Id: 284493

Format: Book
Author: Levine, Ellen
Summary: A fictionalized account of how in 1849 a Virginia slave, Henry "Box" Brown, escapes to freedom by shipping himself in a wooden crate from Richmond to Philadelphia.
Title: Henry's freedom box / by Ellen Levine ; illustrated by Kadir Nelson.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Scholastic Press, c2007.
Description: [40] p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Brown, Henry Box, b. 1816 -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Slavery -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: African Americans -- Juvenile fiction
Subjects: Underground Railroad -- Juvenile fiction
Other Author: Nelson, Kadir ill.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (colophon).
Notes: A Junior Library Guild selection.
LCCN: 2006009487
ISBN: 043977733X (reinforced)
ISBN: 9780439777339 (reinforced)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 19
Total Copies: 24
Call Number: C Levine